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Do pain patches work better than narcotic pills to control chronic joint pain from ankylosing spondylitis?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
Several pain medications are available as patches (fentanyl and buprenorphine).
A better answer is that you may benefit from any long acting opioid (pill or patch) given the around the clock nature of your pain.

In brief: Many options
Several pain medications are available as patches (fentanyl and buprenorphine).
A better answer is that you may benefit from any long acting opioid (pill or patch) given the around the clock nature of your pain.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Ask whoever is caring for you whether Adalimumab "Humira" might be right for you as a way of treating the underlying disease.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: "Poker Back" pain
If you have ankylosing spondylitis, which can be miserable, you deserve at least a trial of any of the several new biotechnology treatments.
Patches are a stronger & steadier step up from opiate pills; simpler anti-inflammatory drugs actually help treat the cause. Chronic pain requires a great deal of close work with whoever is providing your rx. Good luck with this very hard problem.

In brief: "Poker Back" pain
If you have ankylosing spondylitis, which can be miserable, you deserve at least a trial of any of the several new biotechnology treatments.
Patches are a stronger & steadier step up from opiate pills; simpler anti-inflammatory drugs actually help treat the cause. Chronic pain requires a great deal of close work with whoever is providing your rx. Good luck with this very hard problem.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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